The Red Deer Native Friendship Society has been presented with an award of merit from Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd. in Edmonton.
The environmentally-friendly firm awarded the society with a Blue Sky Architecture merit award of $5,000 worth of consulting time.
This is the second year Manasc Issac has handed out Blue Sky awards to honour and help non-profits realize their dream projects.
According to their submission, the RDNFS is looking for help with a feasibility study from the firm, said Kent McKay, Manasc Issac’s communications co-ordinator.
“They want to know how to implement key energy saving features when constructing their future community centre and affordable housing complex, which will have 16 to 32 dwelling units,” he said.
Consulting can begin any time now, said McKay.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the society and recognizing the hard work they do for their community.”
It’s important to the firm to keep building stronger relationships with the aboriginal community, said McKay.
Two other non-profits were also awarded prizes.
The Alberta chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association received the grand Blue Sky Architecture Award, $10,000 worth of consulting time.
The Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives of Athabasca also received a merit award of $5,000.
The awards were presented at the firm’s Summer Solstice Celebration last Friday.